|Submitted||Aug. 2, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
Documents included in state Program Compliance Reviews for excess DOD personal property, typically including:
"(a) A review of each selected LEAs LESO Program Files.
(b) A review of the signed State Plan of Operation.
(c) A review of the LEA application and screener(s) letter.
(d) A physical inventory and/or approved custody card verification of LESO Program property at each selected LEA.
(e) A review of property accountability procedures to include the following criteria;
(1) The proper security and storage of assets. (Secure controlled area with limited access).
(2) Asset tracking and sign out procedures in place for LESO assets.
(3) Prior approval of any transfer of high visibility assets.
(4) Reporting of all lost, missing or stolen assets.
(5) Identification of all unused property
(f) A specific review of each selected LEAs files for the following: DD Form 1348-1A for each item currently on inventory, weapons documentation, transfer documents, turn-in documents, inventory adjustment documents, exception to policy letters (if any), approved cannibalization requests (if any) and other pertinent documentation as required."
-- (from "State Plan of Operation Between The State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Law Enforcement Agencies," Section VI - 'Program Compliance Reviews', § A)
For reference, I am attaching a PCR recieved from the State of Connecticut: https://d3gn0r3afghep.cloudfront.net/foia_files/2016/07/20/2016_FOIA_Responsive_Records_INRE_MuckRock_Request.pdf
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 2, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Attached you will find the Department’s response to your recent records request. You will only be receiving the attached via email. Your attention to this matter is appreciated. Thank you.
Office of the Chief Legal Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702